Use the 2005 NFPA 720: Standard for the Installation of Household Carbon Monoxide (CO) Warning Equipment to stay up-to-date on requirements for the selection, installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment that detects concentrations of carbon monoxide that could pose a risk to the health of most occupants in dwelling units.
This Standard covers:
Requirements for single- and multiple-station CO alarms and for CO detectors used as a part of a system
Requirements for location and placement within a dwelling
Requirements for performance, including audible and visible signaling to occupants
Requirements on the installation, use, and maintenance of CO-warning equipment
Information on the sources and dangers of CO
With the publication of the 2005 edition of NFPA 720, the document changes from a Recommended Practice to a Standard. This enables local authorities to reference a document written in enforceable language that addresses the installation of Carbon Monoxide Warning Equipment in dwelling units. (Softbound, 13 pp., 2003)